I am a cat/dog person. Van, your cat has a wonderful expression that exudes "personality".
I was thinking about how time spent relating with animals always seems to have an effect on the way I experience life, in that moment. It is as if the absence of a shared language and culture, the difference in experience and perception allows a different type of quiet clarity of friendship.
It is a blessing that we have so many different types of companions and teachers in this world. Some animals will accept us for who we are, as we accept them, and they have the ability to teach us about a part of ourselves that may be temporarily lost or forgotten in the maelstrom of modern human society.